About Penn State Law
- Established: 1834
- Parent School: Pennsylvania State University
- Dean: Hari Osofsky
- Location: , Pennsylvania
2020 Application Information
Application Deadline: March 31
Application Fee: $60
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|LSAT Score Median||160||159||158|
|LSAT Score Low||153||155||154|
|LSAT Score High||161||160||159|
|Undergraduate GPA Median||3.65||3.58||3.54|
|Undergraduate GPA Low||3.34||3.32||3.20|
|Undergraduate GPA High||3.80||3.74||3.71|
Bar Exam Statistics
|Total First Time Takers||134||127||107|
|School's Bar Passage Rate||85.08%||87.40%||92.52%|
|ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate||77.54%||75.68%||77.07%|
|School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate||7.54||11.72||15.45|
Tuition and Expenses
|Tuition Full Time Resident||$49,896||$50,984||$49,070|
|Tuition Full Time Non-resident||$49,896||$50,984||$49,070|
|Tuition Part Time Resident||-||-||-|
|Tuition Part Time Non-resident||-||-||-|
|On Campus Living Expenses||$23||$22,980||$23,056|
|Off Campus Living Expenses||$23||$22,980||$23,056|
Grants and Scholarships
|Total Students Reciving Grants||390||391||395|
|Total Percentage Receiving Grants||99%||98%||98%|
|Average Grant Amount - Median||$24,948.00||$22,800.00||$18,500.00|
|Average Grant Amount - Low||$15,387.50||$14,500.00||$12,225.00|
|Average Grant Amount - High||$24,948.00||$24,000.00||$23,088.00|
Students and Faculty
|Total Students Male||169||187||214|
|Total Students Female||211||206||185|
|Total Faculty Male||41||38||36|
|Total Faculty Female||25||22||21|
|Total Faculty Minorities||11||9||8|
National Comparison Rankings
The national comparison rankings below compare Penn State Law to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States.
The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school.
You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.
2019 National Rankings - Penn State Law
#20 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.65
Penn State Law is tied for #20 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.65) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#56 in Acceptance Rate - 37.29%
Penn State Law ranks #56 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 37.29% among those who applied for admission.
#147 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 5.8:1
Penn State Law ranks #147 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 5.8:1 faculty ratio
#14 in Median LSAT - 160
Penn State Law is tied for #14 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 160 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#66 in Bar Passage Rate - 85.08%
Penn State Law ranks #66 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.
#46 in Highest Tuition - $49,896
Penn State Law ranks #46 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.
#67 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 16.67%
Penn State Law ranks #67 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (16.67%).
#108 in Presence of Female Faculty - 38%
Penn State Law ranks #108 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (38%).